Amazing News From Fandom: 7/25/21

Kitschies, Space Jam, World Fantasy ballot, Mich Trota, Captain America and more

NEWS

Pixel Scroll 7/23/21 The Pixel Scroll Preservation Society
TWITTER SUSPENDS CHUCK TINGLE. Chuck Tingle’s Twitter account has been suspended for reasons he explains on Facebook. He used music with some of his tweets, believing it was fair use, but the rights holder served
Twitter with “many” DMCA

Fantasy Forest Festival
By James Bacon: took place this year at Sudely Castle, Gloucestershire in the beautiful Cotswolds. An excitingly adventurous event, only in its second iteration, it combines Art, Music, Performance and a wide variety of family entertainments but

Pixel Scroll 7/22/21 Look At My Fingers: Four Pixels, Four Scrolls. Zero Pixels, Zero Scrolls!
WILD TALLAHASSEE. At the link, access six months of Jeff VanderMeer’s “Wild Tallahassee” urban wilderness columns for the Tallahassee Democrat. VanderMeer says, “I also hope that if you like my rewilding posts on twitter (hashtag #VanderWild) or these columns

Two Too-Near Futures from Kim Stanley Robinson and Nancy Kress
By Mark L. Blackman: On the evening of Wednesday, July 21, (the 52nd anniversary of the first Moonwalk, depending on your time zone), the Fantastic Fiction at KGB Reading Series, hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel, presented two “heavy-hitters” (Kressel’s

Pixel Scroll 7/21/21 No Gods Were Stalked In the Making Of This Scroll Title
HAUNTED. At Horrified: The British Horror Website, Sarah Jackson discusses the objects that become haunted in classic ghost stories written by women: “Haunted objects in women’s weird fiction”. Like hermit crabs, ghosts and demonic forces are extremely adaptable when

Michi Trota Resigns as SFWA Editor-in-Chief
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced today that Michi Trota has resigned SFWA Editor-in-Chief. Trota took the job in December 2019, and for the last year-and-a-half has built up SFWA’s Publications department, defining many of the roles

Pixel Scroll 7/20/21 Sixteen Kzin And Whaddaya Get
WE MADE IT. As you surely already know, “Jeff Bezos just went to space and back” – CNN has the details. Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, went to space and back Tuesday morning on an 11-minute, supersonic joy

United States of Captain America #1 – A Review
By James Bacon: Welcome Aaron Fischer, Captain America of the railways. Captain America, a symbol of what is right, standing for justice, the pinnacle of heroism, punching Hitler from the outset, has always asked difficult questions, has eschewed purely jingoistic

Pixel Scroll 7/19/21 Like A Mouse Over Troubled Pixels, I Will Scroll The File
KOWAL ON WALLY FUNK. The New York Times has run an essay by Lady Astronaut author (and DisCon III chair) Mary Robinette Kowal on Wally Funk. “Wally Funk’s Launch With Jeff Bezos Defies 60 Years of Exclusion From Space”.

Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021 ToC Released
Series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor Veronica Roth have released their selections for the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2021. From the large number of stories that series editor John Joseph Adams screened for this year’s collection, he

William F. Nolan (1928-2021)
By Jason V. Brock: Author, screenwriter, artist, and occasional actor William Francis Nolan passed away without pain on July 15, 2021, during a brief stay in the hospital following complications from an infection. He was 93 years old. He had

Pixel Scroll 7/18/21 Please Pixel Carefully As Our Menu Scrolls Have Recently Changed
WHAT ELSE BELONGS ON THAT SHELF? At Kalimac’s corner, blogger DB answers “if Tolkien is …” — A recent conversation presented me with a chance to answer the question, “If Tolkien is my favorite fantasy author, who are my

Space Jam: A New Legacy – A Review
Review by Martin Morse Wooster: WARNING: THIS REVIEW HAS MANY SPOILERS BECAUSE YOU SHOULDN’T SEE THIS FILM. REALLY, YOU SHOULDN’T! Space Jam: A New Legacy is a fun-free synthetic entertainment substitute. Its many writers (six are credited) created a screenplay

AWARDS

2021 Eisner Awards
Comic-Con International announced the winners of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2021 on July 23 in a virtual ceremony as part of Comic-Con@Home. 2021 WILL EISNER COMIC INDUSTRY AWARDS BEST SHORT STORY “When the Menopausal Carnival Comes to Town,” by

2021 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year
The is Chris Whitaker’s We Begin At The End. We Begin At The End, a New York Times bestseller, has been optioned for film and is currently in development. Whitaker was

The Kitschies 2020 Winners
The 2020 Kitschies Award winners were announced in a virtual ceremony on July 21. The winners receive a total of £2,000 in prize money sponsored by Blackwell’s, and each gets one of the prize’s iconic Tentacle trophies. THE RED TENTACLE (NOVEL) Judged

2021 World Fantasy Awards Final Ballot
The World Fantasy Awards Association announced the final ballot for this year’s awards on July 21. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT WINNERS Megan Lindholm Howard Waldrop 2020 WORLD FANTASY AWARD FINALISTS NOVEL Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury) Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn

2021 Harvey Awards Nominees
Finalists for the 2021 Harvey Awards, honoring the life and work of comics creator Harvey Kurtzman,(1924-1993), cartoonist, writer, editor and founder of Mad Magazine, have been revealed. Voting is now open to eligible industry professionals. The awards will be presented this October

Prix Utopiales 2021 Shortlists
Finalists have been announced for the Prix Utopiales and the Prix Utopiales Jeunesse 2021, two of the awards that will be presented at Utopiales, the International Science Fiction Festival of Nantes planned for October 29-November 1.) PRIX UTOPIALES The Prix

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